Category : Spaceflight

Heroes Remembered

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Published on: January 27, 2013

Apollo 1 Forty six years ago today (January 27th), on a cold January day at Cape Canaveral, Apollo 1 was undergoing a fully crewed “plugs out” test when a fire started in the command module, fed by the pure oxygen that was used as part of the life support system. […]

Columbia

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Published on: February 1, 2012

In Memoriam Nine years ago today, February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia was returning from a routine research mission to study microgravity and Earth science with a multitude of international scientific investigations conducted continuously during its 16 days in orbit, when it disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana.  Although the […]

Challenger

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Published on: January 28, 2012

In Memoriam Twenty six years ago I was on my way to class when I decided to watch the the Challenger launch at the Student Lounge in the Science Building at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Little did I know that the two dozen students in the lounge […]

Apollo 1

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Published on: January 27, 2012

In Memoriam It was 44 years ago today that a fire in the cabin during a launch pad test  at Launch Pad 34 at Cape Canaveral killed all three crew members – Command Pilot Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee – and destroyed the Command […]

Lunar Phase
Current Moon Phase
Courtesy: U.S. Naval Observatory

Current Sun
Current Sun Image
Courtesy: NASA

Clear Sky Chart
San Antonio Clear Sky Chart

Sun/Moon Rise/Set Times
Sun/Moon Rise/Set Times

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